The ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery.
What are the differences between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Liposuction is the way to go if you want to remove a small amount of fat from your hips, arms, or tummy. If too much fat is removed, the skin around the affected area may droop. If you're trying to lose weight, avoid liposuction or abdominoplasty surgery. However, if you have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess fat and tissue, an abdominoplasty can be used to remove the excess fat and tissue. Additionally, it is beneficial to tighten the skin around the abdomen. If your BMI is greater than 30 or you anticipate becoming pregnant in the near future, a tummy tuck may be right for you. It is advantageous if you have cardiovascular disease.
Preparation for abdominoplasty.
Tummy tuck (complete).
As the term implies, the surgeon will make a hip-to-hip incision and remodel it by removing excess fat and tightening the skin. The doctor will insert drainage tubes beneath your skin for a few days during this procedure.
Tummy tuck (partial).
Depending on your situation, the doctor may elect not to relocate the belly button and instead make an incision below the belly button on your abdomen. This procedure may take between two and three hours.
Time for recuperation.
When you regain consciousness, you will notice an incision around your abdomen that has been bandaged. To avoid bacterial infection, this surgical dressing must be changed multiple times during the recovery period. Within a day or two, you will be able to walk with assistance. This will also aid in your healing process. Additionally, the doctor will prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics to alleviate discomfort and prevent infection. Recuperation is expected to take between 2-4 weeks.